“Love is most precious when it’s most costly.” There is a remnant among the people of the earth who joined their lives to the symphony of this phrase. Love desires to pour itself out wholly and unconditionally and shines all the more brightly in the midst of adverse circumstances. No demand is higher than this, no demand more beautiful.
Hidden between the lines of the Word of God lies the most invigorating, most romantic, and truest love story the universe will ever witness. It's the most fascinating account, unrivaled even by the most sophisticated fairytale romance the human mind could ever conceive. It’s a mystery that so readily reveals itself to the eyes of those who restlessly seek and deeply yearn to make sense of the days they sojourn on the face of the earth. It’s the story of the Father, the Son, and a Bride. And it’s a story in which you and I are protagonists.
I'm 27 years old, I'm single, and I'm waiting for my future wife. I'm one of many, some are younger, some much older. Some of us are single by choice, others have long grown sick of it. Whatever group you identify with, if you are single this article is for you.
At our house of prayer, we long to create a place in our city that goes on 24/7 by filling all 168 hours of every week with raw, passionate and creative worship and prayer. Every now and then I get asked, why we do what we do. Why 24/7 prayer and worship? What drives us is that it impacts God's heart, what sustains it is that it impacts our hearts, and what excites us is that it impacts our region.
There's an interesting spectrum of reactions to observe when someone says that God is jealous. Some are a little thrown off that a word with at least some negative connotations gets attributes to God. Others are just clueless, never having heard anything about it or thought about it yet. And then there are those whose eyes widen with excitement and whose hearts go out in affection to God because it the term resonates deeply within them.